Clube Atlético Mineiro youth sector

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Atlético Mineiro Youth Squads
Clube Atlético Mineiro.svg
Full nameClube Atlético Mineiro
Nickname(s)Galinho ("Little Rooster")
GroundCidade do Galo
PresidentDaniel Nepomuceno
Head CoachDiogo Giacomini (U-20)
Ricardo Resende (U-17)
Frederico Cascardo (U-15)
LeagueCampeonato Brasileiro Sub-20 (U-20)
2015Runner-up
WebsiteClub website

The Clube Atlético Mineiro Youth Squads (Brazilian Portuguese: Categorias de Base) are the youth academy of Clube Atlético Mineiro, a Brazilian football club based in Belo Horizonte. The youth sector is composed of various squads divided by age groups. All the youth teams currently train at the club's main training ground, Cidade do Galo, located in the municipality of Vespasiano. The U-20 squad currently plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Sub-20, the Copa do Brasil Sub-20 and the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Júnior. Atlético Mineiro's Youth Squads of all categories have won trophies at national and international level.

Some of the senior members of the U20 team also eventually play for Atlético Mineiro's first squad. The current head coach of the U-20 squad (Júnior) is Diogo Giacomini. Ricardo Resende coaches the U-17 (Juvenil) squad, while the Infantil category (U-15) is coached by Frederico Cascardo. André Figueiredo oversees the overall youth development setup at the club as Director, with Frederico Cascardo as Technical Coordinator.

Structure[edit]

Atlético Mineiro's youth sector operates in Cidade do Galo, the main training facility for the club. It has a hotel able to host 90 youths, in 19 quadruple apartments and 12 triple ones. The youth facilities include a gym, a restaurant, a pedagogy room, a library, a gaming room, an auditorium with a 150 capacity, an Internet café, and departments for medicine, dentistry and physiotherapy. The youths are able to live in the facility and receive medical and educational assistance from the club.[1][2]

The club's main youth squad is the U-20, called Júnior, which includes athletes aging 17 to 20.[3] The Juvenil category is the U-17 squad.[4] Players with 15 years old and less are categorised under the Infantil.[5]


Current squads[edit]

U23 Squad (Reserve)[edit]

As of September 2018[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil DF Jesiel
Brazil MF Emanuel
Brazil MF Lelêu
No. Position Player
Brazil FW Daniel Penha
Brazil FW Luiz Guilherme

U20 Squad (Júnior)[edit]

As of September 2018[3]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Flávio Puttim
Brazil GK Jean Carlos
Brazil GK Leonardo Wall
Brazil GK Matheus Mendes
Brazil DF Arthur
Brazil DF Hélio Júnior
Brazil DF Jair Gregório
Brazil DF Kevin
Brazil DF Matheus Stockl
Brazil DF Pedro Lopes
Brazil DF Renan Guedes
Brazil DF Rodrigo Augusto
Brazil DF Talison
Brazil DF Tiago Barbosa
Brazil DF Wennisson
Brazil MF Bruno Luka
Brazil MF Carlos Manuel
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Daniel
Brazil MF Gabriel Alves
Brazil MF Germano
Brazil MF João Pedro
Brazil MF Leonardo Murilo
Brazil MF Leonardo Oliveira
Brazil MF Pedro
Brazil MF Pedro Lucca
Brazil MF Renan
Brazil MF Vinícius
Brazil MF Wandrew
Brazil FW Anderson Cordeiro
Brazil FW Guilherme
Brazil FW Igor
Brazil FW Lucas Índio
Brazil FW Murillo
Brazil FW Walysson

U17 Squad (Juvenil)[edit]

As of September 2018[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Brazil GK Cristian
Brazil GK Gabriel
Brazil GK João Paulo
Brazil GK Sivaldo
Brazil DF Carlos Daniel
Brazil DF Caue Matias
Brazil DF Davi Walcker
Brazil DF Eduardo
Brazil DF Emanuel Elias
Brazil DF Gabriel Aquino
Brazil DF Gabriel Gribel
Brazil DF Isaque
Brazil DF Matheus Moura
Brazil DF Natan
Brazil DF Yago
Brazil MF Gabriel Chagas
Brazil MF Gustavo Belusci
No. Position Player
Brazil MF Leonardo Alves
Brazil MF Leonardo Simoni
Brazil MF Lucas Vinícius
Brazil MF Luis Fernando
Brazil MF Matheus Lima
Brazil MF Neto
Brazil MF Pedro Lemos
Brazil MF Rubens
Brazil MF Samuel
Brazil MF Thiago Silva
Brazil MF Wanderson
Brazil FW Felipe Felício
Brazil FW Luiz Filipe
Brazil FW Mario Victor
Brazil FW Matheus Alisson
Brazil FW Rodriguinho
Brazil FW Thiago Juan

Staff[edit]

Honours[edit]

National[edit]

2017
1975, 1976, 1982
1988, 1989, 2005, 2009, 2011
2014
2006
2015

International[edit]

  • Terborg Tournament (U-20): 3[8][9]
2006, 2008, 2016
2003, 2004
  • ICGT Youth Tournament (U-19): 3[11]
2003, 2004
  • Spax Cup (Ennepetal Tournament) (U-19): 3[12]
2005, 2008, 2014
2010, 2011 (I), 2011 (II), 2012, 2014
  • Torneo Internazionale Città di Gradisca (U-17): 4 (record)[14]
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • BH Youth Cup (U-15): 2
    2009, 2011

Notable graduates[edit]

List of former Clube Atlético Mineiro youth squads graduates who have played matches at full international level for the Brazilian national team.

Player Year joined club Years played for first team National team Years played for national team
Afonso Alves 2000 2001–2002  Brazil 2007
Bernard 2006 2010–2013  Brazil 2012–
Cláudio Caçapa 1996 1997–2001  Brazil 2000–2001
Dedê 1995 1996–1998  Brazil 2004
Diego Alves 2004 2005–2007  Brazil 2011–
Edivaldo 1981 1982, 1984–1987  Brazil 1986–1989
Jemerson 2010 2012–2015  Brazil 2017–
João Leite 1970 1976–1988, 1991–1992  Brazil 1980–1981
Kléber 2007 2009  Brazil 2011
Leandro Castán 2003 2005–2007  Brazil 2012–2013
Lincoln 1989 1997–2001  Brazil 1999
Mancini 1997 1999–2002, 2011–2013  Brazil 2004–2008
Marcelo Oliveira 1969 1972–1984  Brazil 1975–1977
Marcos Rocha 2005 2008–2017  Brazil 2013
Moacir 1987 1988–1992, 1996  Brazil 1990–1991
Paulo Isidoro 1969 1975–1979, 1985–1987  Brazil 1977–1983
Reinaldo 1971 1973–1985  Brazil 1975–1985
Sérgio Araújo 1975 1980–1988  Brazil 1987
Toninho Cerezo 1971 1972–1983, 1997  Brazil 1977–1985
Vantuir 1968 1969–1978  Brazil 1972–1975

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Youth Squad - Clube Atlético Mineiro". Clube Atlético Mineiro. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Categorias de Base - Atlético". Clube Atlético Mineiro (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Júnior - Base do Atlético". Clube Atlético Mineiro (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Juvenil - Base do Atlético". Clube Atlético Mineiro (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Infantil e outras categorias - Base do Galo". Clube Atlético Mineiro (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Taça BH de Futebol Júnior". Ogol.com.br. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Goleiro do Grêmio é expulso, e Atlético Mineiro conquista a Copa do Brasil Sub-17". ESPN Brasil (in Portuguese). 6 May 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Winnaars Terborg Toernooi sinds 1986". Terborg Toernooi (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Atletico Mineiro winnaar Terborg Toernooi 2016". Terborg Toernooi (in Dutch). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. ^ Kramarsic, Igor; Puric, Bojan (19 February 2005). "Kvarneska rivijera". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Former winners | ICGT". ICGT. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  12. ^ "Spax Cup: Chronik". Spax Cup. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  13. ^ "Under 17s - Future Champions". Future Champions. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  14. ^ "Trofeorocco.com - Albo d'oro". Trofeorocco.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2 August 2016.

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